Curiosity is the antidote to fixed mindset and judgments
Definition of Curious: recognizing, embracing, and seeking out knowledge and new experiences.
Curiosity is highly correlated with life satisfaction.
If you're curious you'll have higher task persistence, you won't give up. Being curious is associated with higher levels of well-being.
If you're having trouble shifting into curiosity after a negative event, ask yourself: How can I learn, how can I grow? How can I get more curious about this situation rather than judgmental? Curiosity results in exploration. If you explore your environment more, you discover more. From that discovery, you get more positive emotions. Curiosity results in upward spirals resulting in exploration, discovery, pleasure, repetition, mastery, new skills, confidence, self-esteem, sense of security, more exploration. That's quite a positive feedback loop!
How fascinating ...
Get into the fascination habit. When something good or bad happens to you, before you curse, go into judgment or sink into
People who have the strength of creativity are curious. When the question is how can I
1) Can you see the beauty in the ordinary (aka The Visual Feast)?
Take a non-literal photo of something completely ordinary in your house. Something you would never give a second glance to as artistic inspiration. Get up close. Make it abstract. Take a picture of its reflection or its shadow. Or take something completely literal and translate it in a way that shows it in its most gorgeous glory. Simple lines. A punch of color. Lovely symmetry. Peeling paint. Rusted parts. Get curious, then find the beauty in the ordinary.
2) Take risks
Growth takes risks. Embarking on this life feast is taking a risk. It's taking photos of trash receptacles rather than mountain vistas. It's looking closer, leaning in and not going for the easy landscape.
Here are a few places where I've found beauty in the